Harris has been in office since 2011 and is the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold the office in the state’s history.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed Monday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
Former Republican Sen. Sharon Runner announced this week that she is taking steps to run in a special election that will be called to fill a state Senate seat in the Antelope Valley.
A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB15 on Tuesday that would increase state funding, redirect funds from a scholarship program, and charge a higher rate to out-of-state students.
Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles has invited 2,000 guests, including about 200 officeholders, to witness his swearing-in as Senate president pro tempore during a Wednesday ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year’s legislative session has ended.
The bill by Democratic Sen. Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton targets synthetic marijuana or stimulants known as “spice” and “bath salts.”
The bill’s author, Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, says it’s needed to help lift low-wage earners out of poverty.
The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay.
AB2692 by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino passed Monday 69-0 and heads to the Senate.
Sen. Fran Pavley, a Democrat from Agoura Hills, says her SB910 would close a loophole in state law that excludes children from coverage under protective orders for domestic violence.
State senators in Sacramento are receiving a refresher in ethics as part of the fallout from a series of legal cases involving two Southland lawmakers this year.
The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.